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(organic chemistry)
C6H11OH An oily, colorless, hygroscopic liquid with a camphorlike odor and a boiling point of 160.9°C; used in soapmaking, insecticides, dry cleaning, plasticizers, and germicides. Also known as hexahydrophenol.



an alicyclic alcohol having the structural formula

Cyclohexanol occurs as colorless crystals with a weak camphorlike odor. It has a melting point of 25.15°C, a boiling point of 161.1°C, and a density of 0.942 g/cm3 at 30°C. It is 4–5 percent soluble in water at 20°C and is miscible with most organic solvents. It dissolves many oils, waxes, and polymers.

Cyclohexanol forms all the derivatives that are characteristic of alcohols; these derivatives include alcoholates and esters. The catalytic oxidation of cyclohexanol with atmospheric oxygen produces cyclohexanone and, under more extreme conditions, adipic acid. Cyclohexanol is readily dehydrated to form cyclohexene, C6H10. Methods of producing cyclohexanol include the hydrogenation of phenol and the oxidation of cyclohexane, in the latter case usually in a mixture with cyclohexanone. Cyclohexanol is used as a solvent; it also serves as an intermediate in the production of caprolactam, the polymer of which is used in the production of polyamide fiber.

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From the GC and GC-MS analysis it was found that cyclohexanone was formed as the major product while the by-products were cyclohexanol and cyclohexene along with the undesired product (D).
In the present Cu-Cu complex catalyst the reaction was atleast twice as fast but cyclohexene and cyclohexanol were formed in addition to the main product.
They have proposed that CHHP is an intermediate in cyclohexanol cyclohexanone formation.
This also can react with another molecule of cyclohexane forming cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol (see step 5).
In flight tunnel experiments, scientists showed that the wasps would fly toward tubes emitting cyclohexanol, TNT, vanilla and methyl jasmonate at rates of 0.
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aromatic: benzene, toluene, xylene, solvent -petroleum solvents: white spirit, gasoline, ligroin -terpene: turpentine -chlorine-containing solvents: methylenechloride, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) -alcohols: methyl (methanol), ethyl, isopropyl alcohol, butyl, isoamyl, phenylcarbinol (benzyl), ethylene glycol, cyclohexanol -ketones: acetone, methylethylketone, methylbutylketone, cyclohexanone -furan solvents: furfural, furfuryl alcohol, tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol
He reported that the formation of cyclohexanol, cyclohexanone and carbon dioxide, which decreases f, is favored at 100[degrees]C, while at 50[degrees]C it is negligible.
Cyclohexanol soluble acyl sulfates were formed in this reaction; however the commercial utility of this method is limited by the formation of a gaseous HCl as a byproduct.
We have had in use in our laboratory a GC/MS method for the measurement of methylmalonic acid (1VIMA) in plasma, based on solid phase anion-exchange extraction, derivatization with cyclohexanol, and separation with quantification using GC/MS (2).